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FS Weekly 89: Insights and Research for Building Enduring Enterprises

This week’s FS Weekly Covers: 

  1. The Art of Enterprise: 10 Beautiful FS Interviews To Inspire You to Embrace Life’s Struggles And Live Fullest
  2. Founder Story: Five Founders On Their Entrepreneurial Journey
  3. Business Deep Dive on The Digital-to-Physical Rush
  4. Insight on Motivated Reasoning and Startup Failure
  5. Brand Story on Key Takeaways from "AI Leaders Spill Their Secrets" Webinar
  6. Recommendation 

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The Art of Enterprise

10 Beautiful FS Interviews To Inspire You to Embrace Life’s Struggles And Live Fullest

While our natural tendency is to try to avoid difficulties, in reality, it is our difficulties and struggles that make us who we become at the end of the day. This collection of interviews from our archive features conversations with Arif Khan, Ashraf Bin Taj, Asif Saleh, Dr. Shahadat Khan, Ejaj Ahmad, Saleh Mujahid, Towheed Feroz, Zia U Ahmed, Iqbal Quadir, and Misha Ali. 

Founder Story

Five Founders On Their Entrepreneurial Journey, Building Business in Challenging Markets, and Finding Early Growth Levers

Our new founder stories interview collection features fascinating conversations with Irfan Rafique of SupplyLine, Aminul Islam of AyyKori, Fahim Salam of Nuport, Shabab Shahriar Khan and Muhammad Saeedul Alam of Biniyog, Abdul Gaffar Sadi of Drutoloan.

Business Deep Dive

The Digital-to-Physical Rush: Bangladesh's Online Businesses Embrace Brick-and-Mortar

Learn how Bangladesh's burgeoning online businesses are increasingly setting foot in the physical world. From e-commerce giants to edtech innovators to agri-tech players to digital healthcare companies, a growing cohort of digital-native companies is opening offline experience centers and service delivery hubs.


Motivated Reasoning is a Major Cause of Startup Failure

Learn how motivated reasoning, our tendency to use our reasoning to support positions that we already agree with or oppose positions that we already disagree with regardless of evidence, causes failure.  

Brand Story 

The Future of AI: Key Takeaways from Sigma Computing's "AI Leaders Spill Their Secrets" Webinar

As AI continues to reshape industries at a breakneck pace, understanding its real-world applications and future trajectory becomes crucial for businesses and professionals aiming to stay ahead. Sigma Computing's recent "AI Leaders Spill Their Secrets, webinar" brings together some of the brightest minds in the AI industry to share their experiences, strategies, and visions for the future.


Funding Round-up: Chaldal, Sokrio, Tiger New Energy Raise New Capital


So you wanna de-bog yourself

Adam Mastroianni offers his advice for getting unstuck in life and work: 

“Most of my attempts to get unstuck look, from the outside, like I'm doing nothing at all. I'm standing motionless in the bog, crying, “THIS IS ME TRYING!” That means I've got insufficient activation energy—I can't muster the brief but extraordinary output of effort it takes to escape the bog, so I stay right where I am.”

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Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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